Topic: Earthquake

Case Study Earthquakes in Turkey

As stated in the DoW, the earthquakes case study in Turkey focuses on individual, community, and organizational preparedness for earthquakes, and the secondary hazards related to earthquakes (e.g., fires) and other hazards (e.g., floods, landslides, forest fires, and chemical spills related to transportation accidents) in Kaynaşlı, which was hit by the 1999 earthquake. There are …

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Nepal Earthquake: Agricultural Livelihoods Impact Appraisal in Six Most Affected Districts

This report presents a coherent picture of the impact of the Nepal earthquake on agriculture in the six most affected districts: Dhading, Dolakha, Gorkha, Nuwakot, Rasuwa and Sindhupalchock. It identifies priorities for recovery for families dependent upon agriculture for their livelihoods in these six districts; and provides an input into the Agricultural sector section of …

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Safer Schools, Resilient Communities: A Comparative Assessment of School Safety after the 2015 Nepal (Gorkha) Earthquakes

The effects of the earthquake on Nepal’s educational infrastructure offer a rare opportunity to study whether previous interventions to improve building practices, combined with community engagement, have resulted in safer schools and communities. The primary questions considered in this study were: Firstly how did damage at purportedly disaster resistant public school buildings, whether retrofitted or …

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Rebuilding Nepal by implementing SFDRR

Disaster recovery in Nepal presents a wide range of challenges. Donor assistance in Nepal can be more effective if made in accordance with the new international framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (SFDRR). This short note draws on the experience from the disaster responses to various natural disasters …

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Réponse aprés le séisme au Népal: Enseignements pour les agences opérationnelles

Le présent rapport sur les enseignements tirés a pour but d’aider les agencies opérationnelles intervenant après le tremblement de terre qui a frappé le Népal le 25 avril 2015. S’inspirant de l’expérience de catastrophes passées similaires, il propose 17 leçons tirées d’évaluations, de rapports de recherche et d’entretien avec les praticiens humanitaires opérant sur le …

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Protected areas as tools for Disaster Risk Reduction. A handbook for practitioners

Disaster risk reduction (DRR) has therefore become a critical part of sustainable development strategies. The acronym DRR embraces a complex mixture of policies and actions, from education of civil society, through disaster preparedness strategies to engineering solutions ranging from construction of sea walls to building regulations that aim to protect cities against earthquakes. The following …

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Strategic Framework for Resilient Livelihoods in Earthquake-Affected Areas of Nepal : ICIMOD Working Paper 2015

This working paper aims to complement the Post Disaster Need Assessment (PDNA) of the Government of Nepal by providing insights into the livelihood dimensions of the earthquake and its socioeconomic and livelihood impacts. It explores the strategic choices and options for developing resilient livelihoods post-earthquake. It details a number of key elements of a strategy …

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Overview of Natural Disasters and their Impacts in Asia and the Pacific, 1970 – 2014

Asia and the Pacific is the most disaster-prone region in the world. Geologically, the region is characterized by active tectonic plate movements in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, which have been the source of major earthquakes and tsunamis. In the past decade alone, a person living in Asia-Pacific was twice as likely to be affected …

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